2004 Volkswagen Golf 2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - Close but No Cigar
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2004 Volkswagen Golf - Consumer Review

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GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Close but No Cigar
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2004 Volkswagen Golf GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

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The Gold GL TDI is fun to drive, gets great fuel mileage, and has a reasonable price. I want to keep this car forever, but the electrical system is lacks reliability. I've had two airbag sensors needed replaced, one air bag, O2 sensor, thermostat, and a fuel pump. All of which were covered under warranty, but this leaves the question of keeping the car after the warranty has expired. If I had to pay for these things it would be the worst experience I've ever had with a car used or new. I'm at 49,000 miles now and cannot decide if I should keep the car or not.

Favorite Features

The gas mileage rocks. It is super quick for a vehicle that gets 41 mpg. It is very agile and handles corners well.

Suggested Improvements

Give it a better electrical system and better warranty.
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